Bridges Academy: Shakespeare's Women

Bridges Academy: Shakespeare's Women

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Date and Time

  • Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Degheri Alumni Center, 120

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




According to the Shakespearean scholar-critic Jonathan Bate, "Shakespeare loved strong women." Did he really? How can we possibly know that? In this presentation, Dr. Maura Giles-Watson will explore Shakespeare's representations of women, women's roles, and women's discourse. In the process, she will examine a variety of plays and several of Shakespeare's most controversial sonnets in which women are prominent. She will also scrutinize issues related to gender and performance on Renaissance London's professional stages, where cross-dressed males played all the female roles.

Dr Giles-Watson will be joined by her student, USD Honors senior Mr. Kevin Searle, who was awarded a competitive 2015 SURE grant by USD's Office of Undergraduate Research. Mr. Searle will discuss his SURE research project, "Constant in all things? Women's Friendships in Shakespeare's Plays."


For ages 55 and up.

Registration is required for this free event. Please visit for more information.

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Degheri Alumni Center 228
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4724
Fax: (619) 260-4790

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